referendum clause

  • A clause added to the end of a measure which causes the act to be referred to the people for their approval or rejection before it takes effect. The act then goes on the ballot for a vote at the next general election, unless the Legislative Assembly calls a special election for it.

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1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).